[REBOL] Re: unwanted processes ...
From: Gary:Jones:usap:gov at: 1-May-2004 11:29
From: Graham Chiu
> My ISP has again shut down my vanilla script, and rebol,
> as there were 150 processes running :(
> Anyone else having this problem. They're running Solaris
> sparq ... and I thought I was running latest core.
> I had thought adding 'Quit to vanilla.r had solved the
> problem. Since most of these processes were most likely
> spawned by bots crawling the site, I've now altered
> .htaccess to exclude them all. Bye bye googlebot! Hello,
> anonymity :(
I had not run across that sort of problem since the REBOL 2.0 and 2.1 era, so that does
seem odd and interesting.
One idea that occurs to me is just a bit of extra control and logging. I recall someone
a year and a half ago showing how one gets the PID (process ID) from within REBOL (maybe
Bo or Gregg???). It was easy; I just can't remember it. What if each time a script
started up, it logged the time and its PID to a log file. It also would read this log
file and scan for PIDs that had been running for more than x amount of time and kill
those. It might keep you ISP happier if that could be made to work. Just a thought....
For my own edification, I ask out of ignorance why a robot spawned script process would
be left running and not a "legitimately" spawned one? Is there some essential web property
that I seem to be forgetting?
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